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Crafts Museum

Bhairon Rd, New Delhi 110001, India (Nizamuddin)
11 337 1353
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Ranked #24 of 260 attractions in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans demonstrate traditional embroidery, weaving, carving and pottery.
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New Delhi, India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

One of my favourite chill-out arty-crafty places in Delhi. Not so well known, hence not crowded. Free entrance and a nice cafe serving some of my favourites like the Kerala stew. A live craft demonstrations which keep changing from time to time, are very informative. The display in the main hall is very intresting. A craft stalls sell jewellery, painting... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
11 reviews 11 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Varied things to see, full of information, lovely outdoor exhibits, museum, shop, and wildlife about, and generally really worth a visit if you have a couple of hours to spare. We particularly liked the handicrafts stalls which sell items at extremely reasonable prices! A little girl danced for us for a few minutes with a man playing an instrument and... More

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited this museum on a Sunday afternoon during summer months. • It wasn’t very crowded. • The wall paintings are really good. Two galleries of handicrafts are good. • You can also see traditional Indian village views. • Gift shop is bit expensive compared to Indian standards, but entry to museum is free of cost. Definitely recommend.

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Patna, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you want to know about traditional handicraft of India and want to see haw they are made, must visit this Museum situated in Pragati Complex, you can directly interact with the artists and Sculptours, and also buy the product at very reasonable price, Traditional jwelery from East India to paintings from Jodhpur , Art work of North and South... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I keep coming here, always hoping to find the bigger bazaars going on. Then is when the full force of craftsmanship comes to display the finest and latest and extremely original pieces of their creations. On quieter days, one can concentrate on the buildings and ornaments displayed throughout the premises, visit the AV room for a presentation and to soak... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Obviously there's space to improve in Crafts Museum,such us renovation of the village buildings exhibited, touch-up of the details.... as it seems not completely finished according to the staff there. Still, I love this museum. The textile/ritual items collection, murals, store, cafe, AV room with a beautiful documentary on India handicraft art.....Also the special Ajrakh (block printing+dying) exhibition tells a... More

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Auroville, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My wife are in Delhi for a couple of days. She found this place on Tripadvisor. Initially it said somewhere near Nizamuddin so we called the number given. No answer. We checked on Google Maps and it showed close to Pragati Maidan. Got there. My first impression was that this being a government initiative, there wouldn't be much to see.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had high hopes for this museum, but found that while it has high potential, it lacks the follow through. I had read online that it had a fee (10 Rs local, 150 Rs foreigners) but couldn't find the ticket counter when I entered and no one asked for a ticket. So maybe it is actually free. The gallery part... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you love crafts and textiles, you will love this museum. Although the exhibits could use a serious infusion of cash for preservation and presentation, the collection is lovely, especially the textiles. I wish I could have come back another day just to take notes on the unbelievable variety of textiles from all over India. No photographs were allowed, so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is an important museum which displays various forms of native crafts from sculptures to textiles. It is easy to navigate, and best of all, you can buy directly from local craftspeople in the courtyard. The gift shop is also wonderful, offering a nice selection of gifts in a wide range of prices. No photography allowed inside, but there are... More

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